Green brier Games and Zephyr Workshop are teaming up to reprint the game A.E.G.I.S., a quick to learn and easy to play mecha battling game. This game takes the systems of the old style war games, even using the hex board typical of the genre, and streamlines the rules down to something quick and easy to play. They did this because the main focus of the game is the teams of mecha that you create. There are five different class of mecha, Assault, Evasive, Guard, Intel, and Support, with each type having different strengths and weaknesses. What is interesting is that the energy you have to activate and move your mecha is shared among the entire team, so going lone wolf with one will leave the rest vulnerable. Also because you can mix the types or form a team of just one type, there are tons of combinations and interactions that can be discovered. Add in the fact you can also combine certain mecha into Power Ranger/Voltron type super robots, and you have got my attention. But remember, in the end it’s the last one standing who wins.
The only downside I see to the game is the lack of mecha minis, but I am sure that can be fixed easy enough with an expansion pack. The original game was self-published by Zephyr Workshop in 2014, but they are partnering with Greenbrier Games for the reprint and will be utilizing Kickstarter to get the funding. So be on the look-out for the project’s launch later this year.
You can read the announcement here.